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Friday, June 5, 2020

Report: Padres interested in speaking with Mike Scioscia about manager job

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The San Diego Padres could be turning to a managerial candidate who has plenty of experience in the Southern California baseball scene.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Saturday that the Padres are interested in speaking with former Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia about their skipper opening. Ex-Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington as well as former players Mark Loretta and Phil Nevin are also said to be drawing interest from the team.

San Diego fired manager Andy Green this week after just under four seasons at the helm, a span in which he went 274-366 (.428) and failed to make the playoffs even once.

The 60-year-old Scioscia, meanwhile, stepped down last year after 19 seasons as Angels manager and has sat out the 2019 campaign to this point. He also managed former Angels and current Padres Garrett Richards and Ian Kinsler.

The Padres could opt to go with a slightly younger candidate on their radar, but it is hard to beat the wealth of experience that Scioscia would bring to the table, provided that the interest is indeed mutual.

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